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2007
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Visiting Faculty - Film, Photography, Design + Technology

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POSTED BY: kdermody | Tue Mar 20th, 2007 4:07 p.m.

The San Francisco Art Institute
Positions Announcement

College Summary:

Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. For over 135 years, SFAI has been known for producing generations of students, artists, scholars, and creative leaders who have profoundly shaped the cultural life of the United States and abroad. SFAI’s innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum is informed by a strong tradition of rigorous studio work and research in all the visual arts and prepares students to be engaged world citizens—as creative thinkers, artists, activists, curators, and visionaries.

SFAI believes the best education gives an incentive and orientation for invention and examination. It provides us with the capacity to ask good questions, the tools for self-knowledge and self-liberation, and the perspective to transform our ideas and positively impact the world that surrounds us. Because the practice of making and engaging with art intensifies and focuses all of these experiences, the work of an artist must remain open to the broader culture. Art and culture can, in fact, provide access to new ways of thinking about knowledge.

The School of Studio Practice offers BFA and MFA degrees (academic year and summer options) and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate. It is comprised of 7 areas of study: Design and Technology, Film, New Genres, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture. The School of Interdisciplinary Studies offers degree programs in History and Theory of Contemporary Art (BA, MA), Urban Studies (BA, MA), and Exhibition and Museum Studies (MA). The School of Interdisciplinary Studies holds under its umbrella studies in the humanities, social science, art history and critical theory, English, writing, mathematics, and science. It also houses SFAI’s four centers of interdisciplinary study: Public Practice, Art + Science, Media Culture, and Word, Text, and Image. In addition to offering undergraduate, graduate, certificate programs, SFAI and a range of continuing education and public programs. The School enrolls more than 670 students in the degree program and employs 37 full-time and approximately 80 part-time faculty members. Further information on the school can be found at: www.sfai.edu

The San Francisco Art Institute announces full-time, Visiting Lecturer faculty positions in the following areas to commence in 2007 or 2008. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Department of Film
The San Francisco Art Institute seeks applicants for a one-year (renewable) full and part-time Visiting Lecturer positions in the Film department to commence in 2007 or 2008. Applicants should have an advanced degree with at least three years of college-level teaching experience, and significant exhibition record and/or related professional work. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in cinema practices including film production, video or new media cinematic forms, networks/online genres, installation, criticism, theory and history. We are seeking individuals capable of addressing narrative formats as well as a range of documentary genres. Candidates are also being sought in critical theory and history of cinematic forms. The ability to bridge multiple disciplines and contribute to developing an integrative curriculum is required. Also, the successful candidate should have experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary teams within a professional practice. Deadline for priority consideration is May 1, 2007. Applications will be reviewed until the position(s) is filled.

Responsibilities: Candidates will be required to teach up to four courses per year. Core teaching responsibilities include introductory through advanced courses at the undergraduate (BA, BFA) and graduate (MA, MFA, PBacc) levels; Candidates are required to participate curricular development and work across the studio departments and interdisciplinary programs.

Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with an advanced degree and a strong track record of teaching and research at the university level and as well should have an active professional practice and international recognition for their work.

Reports to: Department Chair
Salary: Commensurate based on qualifications

Department of Design and Technology
The Department of Design + Technology at the San Francisco Art Institute seeks applicants for the following one-year visiting lecturer positions (renewable) with a special emphasis in media design in the Design + Technology department.

Visiting Lecturer in Media Design - Applicants should have an advanced degree with at least three years of college-level teaching experience, and significant exhibition record and/or related professional work. Encouraged to apply are candidates with demonstrated proficiency in describing and responding to the audiences and contexts that media design solutions must address including recognition of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shapes media within a global framework. She/he will teach design courses that integrate collaborative, cross-disciplinary approaches to design thinking and creative problem solving, human-centered design, information design, experience design, interactive and motion design, typographic fluency, image, visual literacy and culture understanding, design history and design writing and research. Knowledge of the practical and theoretical communication design issues surrounding digital networked media, interactive and time-based communication is desired. Also, the successful candidate should have experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary teams within a professional practice.

Responsibilities: Core teaching responsibilities include introductory through advanced courses at the undergraduate (BA, BFA) and graduate (MA, MFA, PBacc) levels.

Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with an advanced degree and a strong track record of teaching and research at the university level; applicants should have an active professional practice and recognized in their field for their scholarly and/ artistic work.

Reports to: Department Chair

Salary: Commensurate based on qualifications

Visiting Lecturer in Systems of Design - Applicants should have an advanced degree with at least three years of college-level teaching experience and notable professional distinction in the systems of design. Applications are invited from candidates with recognized achievements and proficiency in describing and responding to the audiences and contexts that design solutions must address, including acknowledgment of the physical, cognitive, cultural, and social human factors that shape design decisions within a global framework. The ideal candidate will be a leader in the field with an interest in the intersection of design disciplines, the convergence of critical research and theory, ambient technology, embodied technology, sustainable design practices, and the future of product design. Candidates with professional design practice and research in areas such as architecture, media design, physical computing, critical theory and history of art and design are highly desirable. The ability to bridge multiple disciplines and contribute to developing an integrative design curriculum is required. Also, the successful candidate should have experience working in collaborative, multidisciplinary teams within a professional practice.

Responsibilities: Core teaching responsibilities include introductory through advanced courses at the undergraduate (BA, BFA) and graduate (MA, MFA, PBacc) levels.

Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with an advanced degree and a strong track record of teaching and research at the university level; applicants should have an active professional practice and recognized in their field for their scholarly and/ artistic work.

Salary: Commensurate based on qualifications
Department of Photography
The San Francisco Art Institute seeks applicants for a one-year (renewable) full-time Visiting Lecturer positions in the Photography department to commence in 2007 or 2008. Applicants should have an advanced degree with at least three years of college-level teaching experience, and significant exhibition record and/or related professional work. Encouraged to apply are candidates with demonstrated fluency in a range of digital and analog media methods, materials, and strategies at all levels of practice. The ideal candidate should also have a broad historical and theoretical background of the medium specifically within the changing global cultural framework and be capable of addressing a wide range of genres including documentary, conceptual, installation, web-based etc. Also, the successful candidate should have experience working in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary mode. The ability to bridge multiple disciplines and contribute to developing an integrative curriculum is required.
Responsibilities: Candidates will be required to teach up to four courses per year. Core teaching responsibilities include introductory through advanced courses at the undergraduate (BA, BFA) and graduate (MA, MFA, PBacc) levels; Candidates are required to participate curricular development and work across the studio departments and interdisciplinary programs.
Qualifications: Preference given to candidates with an advanced degree and a strong track record of teaching and research at the university level; applicants should have an active professional practice and recognized in their field for their scholarly and/ artistic work.

Reports to: Department Chair

Salary: Commensurate based on qualifications
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Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest with a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests; examples of syllabi, curriculum vitae, examples of written and/or visual work on slide, DVD, CD-Rom, or print publication; names of three professional references with phone numbers. If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE to:

The San Francisco Art Institute
Attention: Area Manager for Film, Design and Technology, or Photography
800 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, California 94133

We will only accept applications by mail. No electronic applications or telephone calls will be accepted.

Application deadline: Priority consideration is May 1, 2007. Applications will be reviewed until the position(s) is filled.
The review of applications will be ongoing and materials will be kept for future possibilities unless applicants indicate otherwise. Please no phone calls.

The San Francisco Art Institute is an equal opportunity employer and considers the diversity of its students, faculty and staff to be an essential characteristic of an academic community committed to excellence in education.